New Luxury Resort in Tuscany: Castello di Casole

  This is an excerpt from the August 2012 issue of Dream of Italy: Timber Resorts, an American company known for high-end ski resorts and fractional ownerships, is behind the sumptuous 5-star Castello di Casole. Casole is much more of an estate than a hotel, featuring 41 suites and 28 farmhouses for rent, fractional ownership or whole ownership. Twenty minutes …

Cucina Povera in Tuscany with Cookbook Author Pamela Sheldon Johns

Cucina Povera in TuscanyMay 3-10,  2012 From the mountains to the rolling hills to the seaside… Learn about Tuscany’s traditional rustic dishes of the past. Details: http://foodartisans.com/workshops/cucina-povera-tuscany.html Victory gardens of wartime Florence Peasant farmers & foragers: Artimino & Lucca Apennines Tuscan coast: Pietrasanta, Viareggio, Livorno, Grosseto Tuscan archipelago island of Capraia Southern Tuscany: Maremma and Pitigliano At home in Montepulciano …

Umbria Culinary Tour: Check Out Photos of Umbria Harvest Week

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? We’re exploring authentic Umbria this fall with cooking lessons, ceramics painting in Deruta, truffle hunting, wine tasting at the vineyards of Montefalco, a visit to an olive mill for the first press, private tours of Assisi and Perugia. All (gourmet) meals with wine included. Even gratuities included. Join us for this exclusive small …

Special Offer From Ciao Laura Culinary Vacations

Ciao Laura Culinary Vacations offers cooking vacations, hands-on cooking lessons, wine and foodie excursions in Italy. Spring Special: 10% OFF our FARM-to-FORK Cooking Lessons in Chianti or $100 OFF Gourmet Cooking in Bella Tuscany weekly cooking vacations programs booked in April 2011. Offer not valid on previously booked programs. (This is an ad.)

Christmas Cooking Lessons in Italy: Learn Italian Christmas Recipes and Traditions!

This holiday season, spend Christmas in Italy and learn to cook Italian meals and desserts, while experiencing Christmas traditions and exploring Italy: Ciao Laura offers a weeklong Christmas cooking vacation in Sorrento, which includes three Italian cooking lessons, Christmas lunch, and opportunities to explore Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii, and Positano and other spots along the Amalfi Coast. To whet your culinary …

Slide Show: Preview of Dream of Italy’s Umbria Harvest Week Trip

Join Dream of Italy this November 6th in Umbriafor a week of food, wine and ceramics: Customize a slideshow Highlights of Dream of Italy’s Umbria Harvest Week: • Six nights at the 17th-century farmhouse villa La Fattoria del Gelso near Assisi, Umbria.• All meals ─ homemade by the villa’s fabulous chef or at restaurants.• Visit to Italy’s ceramics capital Deruta …